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Poster: billbarstad Date: Aug 20, 2009 9:09am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Diana, something to consider

The problem of sorting films uploaded since Twainborough left is no greater now than it was when the decision was made to create sub-catagories. I'm sure the new moderator can depend on our aid in the task.

While well-intentioned, in hindsight I think the whole idea was a mistake. It's somewhat redundant, as we've always (as far as I know) had keyword search. Keywords avoid the need for rigid categories. Perhaps a better solution would be adding relevant keywords to movies where they're lacking. Other problems with sorting films into collections include crossover between genres (e.g., is The Eye Creatures a Sci-Fi/Horror or Comedy Film? Some argue that Film Noir is a style that includes a variety of genres rather than a genre itself. And what about other well-represented genres like westerns and war movies? Will sub-collections be created for them? They're well-represented in the Feature Films collection.

With keywords, some of the confusion is avoided. Comedy, Sci/Fi, and Horror tags can be added to The Eye Creatures. Film noir or noir tags can be added to relevant gangster movies, etc. The main problems with tags, as I see it, is there aren't enough of them listed for many films and our limited search capability.

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Poster: Diana Hamilton Date: Aug 20, 2009 10:42am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Film filing

Good input on this thread, thanks guys!

In fact, all volunteer-level movie-moving (and tv, radio etc) is stopped right now, awaiting some regular-staff input. But please, don't let it prevent any of y'all from sending more items. The amount is still handle-able in context, no matter where they end up later. The usual description and keywording would always be handy, of course.

Thanks again for the cool things y'all dig up for here!

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Aug 20, 2009 2:19pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Diana, something to consider

As far as the westerns go, I've always thought that creating a sub-collection for them would be a terrific idea. And as for keyword searches, I forgot you could search that way, so that's not a bad idea either. I always include the words "horror", "scifi", or "fantasy" in the keywords of films I upload. Now for the biggest issue brought up on this thread so far; "The Eye Creatures"...a comedy? Really, sir!

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Poster: Detective John Carter of Mars Date: Aug 20, 2009 8:23pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Diana, something to consider

@The Eye Creatures

"a horror"

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Aug 20, 2009 3:34pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Diana, something to consider

LOL, thanks!

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Poster: vonn Date: Aug 20, 2009 4:08pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Diana, something to consider

What's all this then!?